Hey, Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley was the ultimate badass.  I’m not even taking applications anymore.  Anyone who can have a woman in a dress and beehive play throaty guitar like a proto-White Stripe is a-okay by me.  And check out the way this thing starts, with the synchronized dancing and the stoic march down the starry stairs.  And girls screaming like he’s a Beatle?  Wow wow wow.  Seriously, that guitar sound is so ferocious; I can’t believe he wasn’t more subversive than he was.  Rock ‘n’ roll.

3 Responses to “Hey, Bo Diddley”
  1. Mom says:

    WOW!!! You’re right. I especially didn’t realize “ikette” types were playing guitars at the time. Cool clip, Marty.

  2. Jan Derrer says:

    The women playing the guitar probably is Norma-Jean Wofford aka The Duchess. She played live and recorded with Bo Diddley from 1962 until 1966.

  3. mrrrty says:

    Hey, Jan, thanks for the tip.

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